Located south of Summit Lake. They had to be drained to dig the canal. The vegetation left exposed above the water line when the water was drained left a terrible stench. Local inhabitants fled because … more
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The place where boatmen paid tolls. One of the eleven tollhouses along the Ohio & Erie Canal was located in Akron at Lock 1.
Canal building tools included a pick, shovel, a wooden scoop for lifting out earth and the wheel barrow for hauling it away.
(Ailanthus altissima) A Chinese tree that was treasured when it was rare, before l830’s. It has become very common and weedy.